WELCOMING NEW CBF

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Incoming Commander British Forces Commodore Mike Walliker OBE RN was welcomed to the Rock during a Change of Command ceremony at HM Naval Base Gibraltar, last month. Commodore Walliker’s lengthy naval career has seen him in the position of Commander Faslane Flotilla, Deputy Rear Admiral Submarines and with the formation of the Submarine Flotilla; he also became Commander Submarine Flotilla.

He commented on the huge honour and privilege he felt to be taking on the role of CBF, adding, ‘I have visited Gibraltar many times during my naval career not least the happy ten months I spent here in command of HMS Tireless some fifteen years ago.’ The ceremony was overseen by military personnel in the tower courtyard, who also said their farewells to outgoing CBF, Commodore McGhie and his family. They were sent off aboard HMS Sabre, escorted by HMS Scimitar, two Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron RHIBs and the Gibraltar Defence Police maritime section.

After meeting his senior team and their families, Commodore Walliker was invited to inspect a Saluting Battery of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and an 11-gun salute was fired in recognition of the assumption of office as Commander British Forces Gibraltar.

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